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The EcoPillow - Winner - Sydney Design Awards 2012
The Greenwall Company is proud to launch the next advancement in green roof technology - the EcoPillow. Modular in design, the EcoPillow is a pre-grown living roof that offers all the proven benefits of a green roof while radically reducing risk and cost of the roofing structure.
Mark Paul, Director of The Greenwall Company explains, “The EcoPillow structure and the growing medium were developed for their lightweight properties, making the EcoPillow just 60kg/m2. Creating a lightweight and modular product were the design priorities. By reducing the overall weight, we reduce the builders need for additional structural support and open the possibility of retrofitting - something we feel the market is demanding.”
The EcoPillow can also be easily relocated, further enhancing its adaptability.
As a pre-grown, and fully encased product, the EcoPillow is incredibly quick to install and reduces the risk of failure from extreme weather conditions, wind scour or rain erosion. The semi mature plants provide cover from day one, reducing establishment time, and the likelihood of weed invasion – the two primary drivers of maintenance cost.
Internationally and here in Australia, the trend towards ‘greening’ buildings is gaining momentum. Green roofs not only radically reduce stormwater runoff and therefore the cost of disposal; they also provide greater insulation for a building, prolong the life of the roof membrane and reduce noise penetration.
Installing a green roof makes a valuable contribution to the external environment, reducing water runoff, and providing an inhabitable environment to promote biodiversity. They are also great to look at and use, increasing the worth of the real estate they are on and viewed by.
With 94% of the materials recycled it is an innovative way to take waste products destined for Australian landfill to reduce our carbon footprint.
Lighter, faster, with less risk, The EcoPillow by The Greenwall Company is a no brainer for anyone wanting the benefits of green roofs for a wider range of projects and budgets.